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#Review: Mahi by Anand Neelakantan

Mahi: The Elephant Who Dreamed of Flying
Author: Anand Neelakantan
Publisher: Harper Collins (Children's)

“Mahi: The Elephant Who Dreamed of Flying” is a whimsical tale that takes readers on a soaring adventure through the fantastical world of Anastan. As Mahi, a young and determined elephant, embarks on a quest to find his missing father, Varana, Anand sir crafts a captivating narrative filled with intrigue, humour, and heart.

The protagonist’s desire to fly over the blue mountains symbolizes the universal longing for freedom and the pursuit of dreams. Along the way, Mahi encounters a cast of colourful characters, including the dubious Vice President Trumpo and the mischievous duo, Gherundo and Duranto, whose motives remain shrouded in mystery.

Through clever allegory and satire, the author subtly tackles themes of trust, friendship, and the importance of discerning truth from deception. As readers accompany Mahi on his journey, they are treated to moments of laughter, suspense, and ultimately, heartwarming triumph.

What truly sets “Mahi: The Elephant Who Dreamed of Flying” apart is the author’s fluid writing style and masterful command of diction and vocabulary. Each sentence flows effortlessly, painting vivid imagery of Anastan’s enchanting landscapes and endearing characters. From the gentle rustle of the wind to the mischievous twinkle in Mahi’s eye, every detail is meticulously crafted, drawing readers deeper into the story with each page turn.

Moreover, the lovable storyline, centred around an elephant with aspirations beyond his earthly bounds, is both heartwarming and captivating. Mahi’s determination to pursue his dream of flight resonates with readers of all ages, reminding us of the power of hope and perseverance in the face of adversity. As Mahi navigates the challenges of his quest, from navigating treacherous terrain to deciphering friend from foe, readers can’t help but cheer him on, forging a bond that lasts long after the final page is turned.

With its blend of adventure and wit, “Mahi” is a delightful read for both children and adults alike. Whether soaring through the skies or navigating the complexities of Anastan’s political landscape, Mahi’s escapades will leave readers rooting for him every step of the way.

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